Addressing a joint media briefing along with Japanese foreign minister, she said, “Afghanistan’s security cannot only be measured by the absence of war, it has to be measured by whether people have jobs and economic opportunity, whether they believe their government is serving their needs, whether political reconciliation proceeds and succeeds.”
She said that the future of Afghanistan was in the hands of the people over there and added that the donors’ contributions would be spent on the re-construction and saving Afghns from terrorism.
Ms. Clinton said that talks with Pakistan foreign minister have been positive. Following restoration of Nato supply, the challenges confronting both the countries were discussed. She said that the Afghan reconciliation matter also came under discussion.
She said Pakistan supports the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and wanted peaceful transition of power there.
Some 70 countries are gathered in the Tokyo conference where donors have pledged to give $16 billion aid to Afghanistan till 2015.